Shugo mud volcano erupts, area closed for safety reasons, Russia

Shugo mud volcano near the village of Varenikovskaya in Russia's Krasnodar Krai began erupting this week, forcing authorities to close it for tourists for safety reasons.

According to local residents, active volcanic activity began a couple of days ago, with the first confirmed signs on October 20.

Scientists believe that the eruption of the volcano occurs almost continuously, but with very different intensities.

The height of the volcano is reaching 163 m (534 feet), making it the largest mud volcano in the Kerch-Taman volcanic region.

Featured image and video credit: Погода от шефа


REMOVE ADS AND SUPPORT OUR WORK

Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, please consider becoming a supporter.

OPEN AD-FREE ACCOUNT


Comments

No comments yet. Why don't you post the first comment?

Post a comment

Your name: *

Your email address: *

Comment text: *

The image that appears on your comment is your Gravatar